What we've been up to:

We have had a busy few months here at Create, running over 120 workshops across the UK. These have included projects with hundreds of young carers during their half term holidays, a particular time of isolation. We also were working in Machester with five schools bringing together disabled and non-disabled children to foster greater understanding.
 
We talked with Dr Richard Corrigall, a consultant adolescent psychiatrist at Snowsfields, where we run our project working with young people with mental ill health.
 
“Imagine you’ve got a mental illness, you’ve been in hospital – you can be very self-destructive or self-critical. So we try to restore some kind of faith and self-esteem, and I think creative things can be really good at that. There’s also the importance of shared respect. If people feel that they’ve been understood, then you’ve got a better chance of sharing the ideas and the advice you may want to give.”
 
Read the full article about how we help using the creative arts here
 
Also in July and August …

  • We ran our project in Manchester bringing together disabled and non-disabled children. See the amazing music they made here
  • We interviewed one of our brilliant artists about her dance practice – read about it here